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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] The swashbuckling action in Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty begins one year following the intense ending in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Ratchet's desperate search for Clank resumes with a bang as he finds himself engulfed in ship-board combat -- only to be cast adrift and washed up on the shores of a remote island on the planet Merdegraw. Our Lombax hero must overcome life-threatening challenges, encounter hostile new alien races and even form an allegiance with dreaded Captain Slag’s first mate, Rusty Pete. All in the pursuit of clues that lead Ratchet to the treasure of Captain Angstrom Darkwater, Slag's former commander and keeper of the only known link to the mysterious Zoni: the Fulcrum Star. Push, pull, and manipulate objects as you solve various puzzles using Ratchet's new wrench. New Light/Dark gameplay: Illuminate dark areas and use your wits to survive encounters with enemies that live in the dark. New Pirate Puzzles: Mix brew, manipulate shadows, and play tunes to find hidden booty. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is a wonderfully enjoyable bite-sized helping of game goodness that will keep fans ticking over until the full release next year.
  2. 90
    It has a few hours of enjoyment and despite maybe being a little too short; you will want to go back over and over again.
  3. Aside from the questionable price point vs. game length, Quest for Booty is a solid quality platformer that will please any gamer looking for a fun adventure as their favorite Lombax.
  4. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is fresh and funny entertainment that the whole family can enjoy this summer. Insomniac Games achieved an action spectacle full of acrobatic jumps and simple puzzle solving. Three hours of adventures at its best for an adequate price.
  5. 75
    The game is shallow, but focused, and Insomniac's aim is clear: short, sweet, episodic content - but Quest for Booty gives the player the sense that Ratchet just isn't meant for episodic styling.
  6. If you haven't played a Ratchet and Clank game before, this is certainly a good place to start since it has a very short play time.
  7. Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is a vanilla ice cream cone. It's snack-sized, relatively cheap, and is nice on a lazy summer day. But at some point, you'll probably wish it was part of a float or a banana split.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. ScottE
    Jan 31, 2009
    Everything that makes Ratchet and Clank great is still here in this bite-sized portion. The humor, the great characters, the voice acting and of course, the fun! It's a short adventure, but it's great if you just want some classic R&C action without having to commit to a 20 hour quest. Very highly recommended, to fans and newcomers alike. Expand
  2. BrianB.
    Aug 21, 2008
    For a downloadable game, this is the best you'll get. It is a little shorter than I thought but that's very minimal in what Insomniac accomplished. In a game that looks incredible, a more of a puzzle strategy to the game, and was a 2nd priority to Resistance 2, that is pretty jaw dropping. This is what the doctor ordered for the Ratchet and Clank fans to get over that **spoiler** cliffhanger of an ending. Expand
  3. AaronC.
    Aug 23, 2008
    Great Game! Always fun to play, despite the shortness of the game, overall It is just like the other games of the series only shorter..
  4. AJS
    Oct 4, 2008
    Not bad for a very short game. Its pretty much some simple puzzles with new ways to use your wrench. the next full blooded R&C should be all tools of destruction was and more with these few new additions. Expand
  5. May 30, 2012
    Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty is a really good game. Its no-dout worth the price, but its really short, and feels more like an expation for TOD then a full game. But never the less if your a R&C fan, you need to buy this game. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2013
    A bite sized adventure that plays a lot like Tools of Destruction, only this game is more puzzle and platforming based rather than explosive action. The game is fun; however, there is little to no replay value and the game's length doesn't help that either. Expand
  7. seppohelava
    Oct 17, 2009
    Without question the worst-ever installment of the series. Beyond the astonishing brevity of the game, large sections of the game are played almost completely in the dark, where you can't see anything at all.

    The story is pointless, the weapons are utterly boilerplate for a Ratchet game (and almost completely generic even for any other game), it has almost no humor or charm, and again, the object manipulation and "light/dark" gameplay is so tedious and awful, it ruins the game. The last level prior to the final battle is one of the worst levels I've ever seen, in more than 25 years of gaming.

    It's awful. Just awful, from top to bottom. I loved the first five games, but this one has no redeeming value at all. Between this, and the equally awful Resistance 2, I'm rapidly losing faith in Insomniac. I really don't want to - I loved Ratchet, and I really hope that a Crack in Time just pretends this pile of garbage never existed at all.

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